What Is a Verified Affidavit?

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Who Can Make a Verified Affidavit

Affidavits can be made by anyone who understands the significance of an oath or affirmation and can state facts as they pertain to a dispute. There is no age requirement and criminal convictions do not bar a person from making a statement. In the case that someone is not mentally able to give an affidavit, a guardian may make it for them.

Functions

Verified affidavits are used most commonly in the business and judicial spheres to state the financial health of a company or the specifics of an item. In court, they can be used as evidence.

Contents

A verified affidavit must contain the factual statements or claims, the affiant's name and address, the date the document was made and where it was made, and a signature from the affiant and a notary public.

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